1 CORINTHIANS 15:10 NIV
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am….
ROMANS 12:2 WUEST
2 And stop assuming an outward expression that does not come
from within you and is not representative of what you are in
your inner being but is patterned after this age; but change
your outward expression to one that comes from within and is
representative of your inner being, by the renewing of your
mind, resulting in your putting to the test what is the will of
God, the good and well-pleasing and complete will, and having
found that it meets specifications, place your approval upon it.
God is a brilliant Creator. He only makes originals — not
copies. According to Ephesians 2:10, you are God's work of
God made you unique. So be all that God created you to be.
Don't try to be someone else. Don't try to be an ear in the
Body of Christ, if God made you a foot. Just be yourself.
This does not mean that you cannot improve, or grow. Growth is
part of God's plan. And we can certainly learn from others, and
imitate excellent actions and attitudes.
But too many people are insecure and hope to gain acceptance
from others by conforming to what they think will make them
popular or successful — even though they hate it and know they
are not being real.
ROMANS 12:2 PHILLIPS
2 Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own
Don't let the world pressure you into conforming.
Express the originality that God put within you. God made you
the way you are for a purpose — His purpose.
This is not to encourage rebellion, of course. But it is not
God's plan for us all to be identical and do everything in the
I am not saying you have to try to be different. Just be who
God made you — without fear.
Not everyone may like you, or what you do. But that is normal.
You can't always please everyone. Make it your aim to please
God by expressing what He made you.
ROMANS 12:2 NLT
2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let
God transform you into a new person by changing the way you
think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you
will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.
The Bible reveals many truths about who we are once we receive
Jesus Christ. We actually receive new life, a new standing with
God, and new ability. As you feed the Word of God into your
thinking, that new life will be able to manifest more and
SAY THIS: I am what I am by the grace of God. I will be what
God made me and fulfill His plan for me.